My Bookshelf
 

Students often ask me to recommend books. Here are some of my favourites for you to look through. I've split them into two categories; books on yoga and well being in general, and books related to yoga and mental health. Enjoy.
 


    Yoga and Well Being

    The Breathing Book, Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work,  by Donna Farhi

    The Breathing Book, Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work, by Donna Farhi

    Bringing Yoga to Life, the Every Day Practice of Enlightened Living , by Donna Farhi

    Bringing Yoga to Life, the Every Day Practice of Enlightened Living, by Donna Farhi

    Radical Acceptance - Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha,  by Tara Brach

    Radical Acceptance - Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach

    A Path with Heart, A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life , by Jack Kornfield

    A Path with Heart, A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, by Jack Kornfield

    What We Say Matters:  Practicing Nonviolent Communication , by Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike K. Lasater

    What We Say Matters:  Practicing Nonviolent Communication, by Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike K. Lasater

    The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice,  by Deborah Adele

    The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele

    Fire of Love, For Students of Life and Teachers of Yoga,  by Aadil Palkhivala

    Fire of Love, For Students of Life and Teachers of Yoga, by Aadil Palkhivala

    Eastern Body Western Mind , by Anodea Judith

    Eastern Body Western Mind, by Anodea Judith

    Breath, the Essence of Yoga. A Guide to Inner Stillness,  by Sandra Sabatini

    Breath, the Essence of Yoga. A Guide to Inner Stillness, by Sandra Sabatini

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction , Gabor Maté

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor Maté

    Untangled, Guiding Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood , Lisa Damour

    Untangled, Guiding Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Lisa Damour

    A New Earth, Awakening to your Life's Purpose , Eckhart Tolle

    A New Earth, Awakening to your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

    The Gifts of Imperfection , Brene Brown

    The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

     

    Yoga and Mental Health

    The Body Keeps Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma,  by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    The Body Keeps Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga. Yoga for Depression,  by Amy Weintraub

    A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga. Yoga for Depression, by Amy Weintraub

    Yoga for Emotional Balance. Simple Practice for Anxiety and Depression,  by   Bo Forbes

    Yoga for Emotional Balance. Simple Practice for Anxiety and Depression, by Bo Forbes

    Yoga for Anxiety. Meditations and Practices for Calming Body and Mind,  by Mary and Rick NurrieStearns

    Yoga for Anxiety. Meditations and Practices for Calming Body and Mind, by Mary and Rick NurrieStearns

    Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga. Reclaiming Your Body,  by Emerson, David and Elizabeth Hopper

    Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga. Reclaiming Your Body, by Emerson, David and Elizabeth Hopper

    Relax and Renew. Restful Yoga for Stressful Times,  by Judith Lasater Hanson (Restorative Yoga poses)

    Relax and Renew. Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, by Judith Lasater Hanson (Restorative Yoga poses)

    The Mindful Way Through Depression, Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness , by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, ZIndel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

    The Mindful Way Through Depression, Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness, by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, ZIndel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Heal Thy Self. Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine , by Saki Santorelli    

    Heal Thy Self. Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, by Saki Santorelli

     

    Emotional Yoga. How the Body Can Heal the Mind,  by   Bija Bennett

    Emotional Yoga. How the Body Can Heal the Mind, by Bija Bennett

    The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions , by Christopher Germer

    The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, by Christopher Germer

    The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Self-Compassion , by Kristen Neff

    The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Self-Compassion, by Kristen Neff

    Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma  by Peter Levine

    Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

    In an Unspoken Voice, How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness  by Peter Levine

    In an Unspoken Voice, How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine